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    AI of Orbital WMD Satellite

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  • Interests Missiles, Rockets, Space Techs, Anything related about Space Explorations, oh, and also Artificial Intelligence

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  1. ARS

    What sort of KSP player are you?

    Aesthetics Extremists, I'm usually focusing on aesthetic first (make the craft look good first) then focusing on functionality (do some dressing to fix design issues, mostly by adjusting center of mass placement or how can I make the fix fit the aesthetic). The only way I didn't care about aesthetic is when the mission's success is at a stake and I absolutely cannot afford any mistake
  2. well, I often see you on the forum, and your conversation sometimes has "interesting" topic that simply "observing" your conversation is enough to made my day (Nooffensedon'thurtuspleasewe'rejustAIsoforbitalWMDsatellite)
  3. @NSEP, @Lo Var Lachland, @MDZhB, @JadeOfMaar, @Kronus_Aerospace, @Snark, @kerbiloid, @K^2, @Geonovast, @Just Jim, @cratercracker , @The_Cat_In_Space , @Vanamonde, @linuxgurugamer, @Nertea, @Mihara, @HansonKerman, @The Minmus Derp, @YNMand many more... (it would be too long, since I'm typing on cellphone and my fingers can't handle it)
  4. ARS

    Mars 'impossible" to terraform

    The reason we interested in Mars is mainly because of mistranslation of notes made by early astronomer. In the late 19th century, astronomer Giovanni Schiapparelli observed what appeared to be water channels on Mars (Probably the Valles Marineris). When his writings were translated into English, the Italian word "canali" was misleadingly translated as "canals". For decades afterwards, it was widely believed that these had been built by intelligent aliens. Predictably, Martians featured in a large amount of Science Fictionof the first half of the 20th century. However, when NASA's Mariner 4 probe flew past Mars in 1965, it was conclusively shown that the canals didn't actually exist. When the Viking probes landed (the Soviets got there first with Mars 3, but the lander was taken out by a dust storm 14.5 seconds after landing), the planet was shown to be lifeless, and the concept of Martians quickly became discredited. More recent observations suggest that Mars may have supported life in the distant past, and some people still cling to hope that life may reside underground, no matter how unlikely it is. However, the red planet has had such a hold on human imagination for so long that it is not going to be lost as a setting any time soon. Mars regained its prominence in human imagination in 1976 when the Viking 1 probe reached the planet; equipped with more advanced technology, it was able to take a number of impressively high resolution photographs. One of these showed what appears to be a human face. Though quickly debunked by every legitimate authority, it has taken its place alongside the Nazca lines and the Pyramids of Giza in conspiracy lore — especially as one of the photographs from the mission has yet to be declassified. Fictional representations of Mars were changed as well; no longer a destination, but a stepping-stone to greater glories in the form of ancient ruins filled with Lost Technology, waiting for humanity to discover it and thereby leapfrog into the stars. One way or another, that particular argument will remain unsettled until people actually go there unregulated. More modern stories tend to have Mars being colonized, either as a plot point or part of the Back Story. This isn't an unlikely scenario in real life; it has more of the basic elements needed for life than any other non-Earth world in the solar system and it's quite similar to Earth in several aspects, including day length (24h 39m 35.244s), temperature (-2 to -87 °C, chilly, but overlaps a fair amount with Earth, albeit the coldest parts of Earth), and an atmosphere (although Martian "air" is mostly carbon dioxide and averages about 1/100th of the Earth's pressure). It's also our neighbor along with Venus (which we have yet to keep a probe functioning on for more than a few minutes). For these reasons, Mars is the planet that is most frequently subject to Terraforming. Strangely, regardless of how otherwise Earth-like it may be, Mars tends to retain its distinct red soil. The weak gravity and thin atmosphere also means that dust storms go crazy on Mars. Every so often, a gigantic dust storm will cover the entire planet in a thick cloud of particles. Because the Martian day is almost, but not quite, the same length as Earth's day, NASA scientists working on Mars missions reckon the local time there by "sols" (Martial solar days). There's no special name for the Martian year, however. Despite its many Earthlike qualities, Mars is nowhere near as big as the Earth. It's only half the Earth's diameter, and has only 38% of Earth's surface gravity. The reason for this is that when Jupiter migrated inward towards the Sun, it robbed Mars of material to form with; scientists believe that had Jupiter not drifted inward, Mars would have been the same size as Earth and Venus. The total surface area of Mars is about equal to the land surface area of the Earth (i.e. that small portion of the Earth's surface that isn't under water). Nevertheless, Mars has a canyon (Mariner Canyon) that's far, far larger than Earth's Grand Canyon, and a volcano (Olympus Mons) that's far, far larger than Earth's Mount Everest. Unlike Everest or most other large mountains on Earth, Olympus Mons is not steep at all. On the contrary, it rises so gradually that in terms of land area it's roughly the size of France, and a person standing at the base of Olympus Mons would be unable to see its summit because it would actually be over the horizon. Olympus Mons and Mariner Canyon both lie on a region called the Tharsis Bulge, essentially a seven kilometer high (that's before adding the altitude of the volcanoes) bump on the planet's surface caused by a massive upward magma flow beneath that entire area. Olympus Mons is the largest of many volcanoes sitting on the bulge. When these volcanoes were being formed, the pressure caused by the upward magma flow caused a part of the crust to split open, creating the Mariner Canyon. Depending on how the boundary of the Tharsis Bulge is defined, it covers up to twenty-five percent of Mars's surface area. One unusual feature of Mars is that its northern and southern hemispheres are so dramatically different in geography. The northern hemisphere is largely smooth (and it is theorized that much of it was once covered in water), while the southern hemisphere has very rough, cratered ground that averages 1–3 kilometers higher in elevation. Given the sheer improbability that asteroids and meteors would only strike half of a planet, astronomers have been trying to figure out why this would be the case ever since detailed photographs of Mars first became available. In the last decade, study of the northern hemisphere has indicated that a single massive impact by an object about 2/3rd the size of Earth's moon may have wiped away all smaller craters and other irregularities on the northern hemisphere. The signs of this enormous crater, bigger than the next four largest in the solar system combined and covering some 40% of Mars' surface, were obscured by over a billion years of volcanic eruptions along its rim. It has been argued that the difference in cratering is because Mars once had a shallow ocean covering most of its northern hemisphere. While there is no evidence to disprove this claim, there is also no conclusive evidence for it either. The most damaging is that Mars has a core that's dead, with no tectonic activity at all, so there's no magnetic field to keep the solar wind from keeping the planet more or less sterile. Although science holds out hope that they will one day discover evidence that life once existed on Mars, there's very little hope they will find life living there now. Worse than that, the Martian soil is now known to be extremely rich in hexavalent chromium (known for short as HexChrome), one of the most potent carcinogens known to man. Today, the moons Europa and Enceladus are considered more likely to currently harbor life, both having verified subterranean liquid water and the protection of their respective home planets' magnetic fields. (Europa's surface ice is also a protective barrier from Jupiter's latent radiation.) While in 2015 it was finally verified that there is indeed liquid water on the surface of Mars, the lack of a magnetic field and toxic soil would still be severe obstacles to life.
  5. ARS

    Mars 'impossible" to terraform

    How to terraform Mars based from lowest to highest tech level: -Spam nuclear bombs -Build atmosphere generator facility -Bioengineer plant or algae to live on Mars and generate atmosphere -Tele-portals
  6. ARS

    What did you do in KSP today?

    Using 2 mods: Heat Resistant Parts Retrofuture Spaceplane Parts Note: both are outdated, KSP 1.0 era
  7. ARS

    What did you do in KSP today?

    Building a new jet It's very maneuverable, with high acceleration and handling capabilities Let's do some maneuver test Crap... That didn't go as planned
  8. ARS

    What did you do in KSP today?

    Testing an ore-powered thruster, basically mass driver cannon firing ore as propellant Combined with LBSI's electric generators, Solaris Hypernautics Dust accumulator/ compressor and Near Future Electrical high-capacity batteries, it is basically a self-sufficient craft with perpetual propulsion. It's able to go anywhere with literally unlimited fuel (Electricity charges magnetic coils, which attracts cosmic dust, and compress it into ore chunks for propulsion). The only drawback is, despite being able to go anywhere, it cannot land anywhere, due to the tall engine profile, no RCS due to the weight constraints and extremely low thrust (60 Kn)
  9. ARS

    Mars 'impossible" to terraform

    If martian gravity is weaker than earth, it is bad for human health. But does that also makes crops grow bigger? Since they had to fight less against gravity to grow?
  10. ARS

    Mars 'impossible" to terraform

    If you have a capability to terraform a whole damn planet, then surely building an orbital colony is a piece of cake. Have terraformed martian surface dotted with farms and industrial/ mining complex, populated by worker drones. People live on orbital colonies as supervisors... And you got a whole planet focused on production, allowing it to be a vital addition for sustaining future earth with goods export
  11. ARS

    Mars 'impossible" to terraform

    No I mean, use nukes to melt martian polar ice caps rapidly to release massive amount of CO2 (which the Mars atmosphere is made of) so the concentration of CO2 gas rises and creates global warming effect, which traps heat, and makes the planet warmer. Nukes are currently what we had with the capability to instantly vaporize massive amount of CO2 on the martian polar ice caps
  12. ARS

    Mars 'impossible" to terraform

    Could we increase the atmospheric pressure by dropping nuclear bombs on Mars? I reckon someone said that kind of idea before (not me, I'm the 2nd)
  13. ARS

    Mars 'impossible" to terraform

    What kind of crops would be suitable for colonization, other than corn?
  14. ARS

    Mars 'impossible" to terraform

    The problem is, we are currently have no reason to justify of devoting manpower and resources for terraforming. I don't feel skeptical about colonization of another planet, but seeing how ambitious the current effort of Mars colonization, especially using limited technology that we currently have, I just feel it's too far fetched. Especially if we also discussing about terraforming it when currently we haven't even managed to send a single person on Mars. Why we aim for Mars? The third closest object from the earth? (First is moon, second is Venus). Why we didn't try building the first colony on the Moon? This is an interesting question since humans haven’t even been making any practical colony on the Moon, which is right next door to Earth, in nearly half a century. Once we mastered how to build colony on the Moon (not terraform it, a reliable space facility is enough), which, I personally see a much more practical reason in building it: testing ground and as a launchers for colonization effort on other planet, I am pretty sure that we can build a practical colony (and for extension, terraforming facility) on Mars. Space is even more uncertain terrain than Aviation sector, where at the moment it’s better to exercise restraint & take incremental steps in technological progress rather than set an ambitious colonization deadline like 2020.
  15. ARS

    Martian Packing List

    24. Nuclear reactors and lots and lots of RTGs because solar panels simply isn't enough there 25. Fans and vacuum cleaner, for dealing with dust 26. Rocket launchers, for when you need to put a simple microsats quickly in orbit and need a portable launcher 27. Internet connection tower, can't live without it